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'''Publius Ovidius Naso''' (; 20 March 43 BC – AD 17/18), known as '''Ovid''' ()''Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary'': "Ovid" in the English language|English-speaking world, was a Augustan literature (ancient Rome)|Roman poet who lived during the reign of Augustus. He was a contemporary of the older Virgil and Horace with whom he is often ranked as one of the three Western canon|canonical poets of Latin literature. The Roman Empire|Imperial scholar Quintilian considered him the last of the Latin love elegists.Quint. ''Inst.'' 10.1.93 He enjoyed enormous popularity, but, in one of the mysteries of literary history, he was sent by Augustus into exile in a remote province on the Black Sea, where he remained until his death. Ovid himself attributes Exile of Ovid|his exile to ''carmen et error'', "a poem and a mistake", but his discretion in...
Birth namePublius Ovidius Naso{{Ref label|a|a|none}}
Birth date20 March 43 BC
Birth placeSulmona|Sulmo, Italy (Ancient Rome)|Italy, Roman Republic
Death dateAD 17 or 18 (age 58–60)
Death placeConstanța|Tomis, Scythia Minor, Roman Empire
GenreElegy, Epic poetry|epic, drama
Movement| influences = Catullus, Virgil, Homer, Cicero, Sextus Propertius|Propertius
InfluencedApuleius, Gualterus Anglicus, Renaissance painting|Renaissance painters, Dante Alighieri|Dante, Petrarch, Boccaccio, Geoffrey Chaucer|Chaucer, John Milton|Milton, William Shakespeare|Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe|Marlowe, George Chapman|Chapman, Percy Bysshe Shelley|Shelley, Eugène Delacroix|Delacroix, Charles Baudelaire|Bauselaire
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